How and why beta decay occurs, its dangers, beta-minus and beta-plus decay and how to write a balanced nuclear equation for beta decay.
Sometimes known as Beta minus decay or Beta emission, this process is related to Positron decay. An unstable atom takes a neutron and turns it into a proton, creating a high-energy electron known as a Beta particle. This makes the atom more stable. In this video, we learn the basics of Beta decay, and then write nuclear equations. Courtesy of Tyler DeWitt
Reviews how and why beta decay occurs, its dangers, and how to write balanced nuclear equations for beta decay.